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February 20, 2015

Jerry Sandusky's ex-lawyer charged with stealing $535,000

Crime and Courts Jerry Sandusky
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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's attorney Karl Rominger leaves the Centre County Courthouse after the second day of testimony at Sandusky's trial in 2012

CARLISLE — An attorney who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his sex abuse trial has been charged with stealing more than a half-million dollars from clients and spending it on casino gambling and other personal interests. said Friday that Cumberland County detectives filed 25 charges of theft and misappropriation of funds against Karl Rominger.

Investigators say the 41-year-old Rominger stole $535,000 from three clients — a car accident victim, a spouse in a divorce case and the survivors of a woman whose estate Rominger represented.

Rominger apologized and promised restitution. He says he hasn't gambled since March.

Authorities say their investigation remains open.

Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. He is serving a 30- to 60-year prison term.